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Pond Owner's Handbook By John A. Dawes

Pond Owner's Handbook by John A. Dawes

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Written by an expert author with over 30 years' experience in the aquatic industry. The population of pet fish in the UK is in the region of 140 million: about two and a half times the human population.

Pond Owner's Handbook Summary

Pond Owner's Handbook by John A. Dawes

Ponds and water gardens are one of the fastest-growing sectors of gardening today, and this extensive guide provides you with all the practical advice you need to create these stunning features. From planning, installing and maintaining different types of pond to the suitability and individual attributes of various fish and plant species, this clear and informative book will help you enhance and revitalise your garden. Expert instruction from a renowned author with over 30 years' wide-ranging experience. Comprehensive answers for over 175 of the most commonly asked questions. Over 150 photographs and diagrams, with handy tables and charts to help you every step of the way.Packed with professional yet accessible information, The Pond Owner's Handbook is ideal for gardeners of all abilities and will inspire you to develop your dream garden.

About John A. Dawes

John Dawes is an internationally-renowned authority on fish, aquaria and outdoor fishkeeping. A former lecturer at the University of Bath, he has been a freelance author, editor and aquatic consultant since 1983 (with over 2,500 of his articles being published) and has been involved with and judged several aquatic shows around the world. John has been Editor/Co-ordinator for Ornamental Fish International since 1993, has acted as editor and consultant for several other publications and has written numerous books on aquaria, water gardening and fish species. Location: Andalucia, Spain.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Pond Set-up. General or mixed ponds; Koi pools; Wildlife Ponds; Small water features; Streams, waterfalls and cascades; Siting a pond; Pond design; Prefabricated ponds; Lined ponds; Concrete ponds; Running a pond; Pond Fish. Choosing & introducing new fish; Foods and feeding; Breeding fish; Health management; Goldfish; Koi; Other cyprinids; Other temperate fish; "Coldwater" tropical fish; Pond plants. Why are plants important?; Reproduction & propagation; Planting your pond; Plant health & diseases; Bog plants; Shallow-water marginals; Deep-water marginals; Surface plants; Floating plants; Submerged plants; Pond wildlife. Native fish; Native amphibians; Native reptiles; Other wildlife; Pond management. Managing water quality; Winter maintenance; Spring maintenance; Summer maintenance; Autumn maintenance; Glossary. Further reading.

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Pond Owner's Handbook by John A. Dawes
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